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Cold weather closes schools in Ha Giang Province

Update: December, 17/2013 - 15:33
Snowfall in Dong Van Karst Plateau, in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang.—VNA/VNS Photo

HA GIANG (VNS)— Students in all grades in the northern mountainous Ha Giang Province's Dong Van and Meo Vac districts will not attend school today after temperatures dropped below one degree Celsius.

Local teachers are still required to report for duty at schools every day and will visit villages to encourage students to return to schools when the weather becomes warmer, head of the Meo Vac District Education Department Lam Quang Hung said.

Statistic from the province detailed that over 37,000 students were off from schools yesterday due to cold weather. The provincial department of education and training urged districts to maintain their schools and pay special attention to student's health care, food, and medicine.

In the past several days, snow has fallen in the communes Lung Phin, Lung Cu, Pho Bang, Sa Phin of Dong Van District and Thuong Phung, Xin Cai of Meo Vac District.—VNS

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